Older versions of the Joomla! Open source CMS are susceptible to takeover hacking attempts, according to a three months study by website security service Incapsula. Incapsula has now released an integrated Joomla module to stop these dangerous attacks on one of the most popular open source Web CMS’s in the world.
Most Joomla! Users are Not Upgraded to v3.0
Because 90% of Joomla websites are still running on the first version of the platform, they are more vulnerable to two specific types of attack, found by Incapsula.
In fact, 15% of those websites run versions 1.6 through 2.5 and they are most likely to be forcibly attacked through a security hack or a JCE shell upload attack.
The security hack is known as a privilege escalation exploits, and JCE is a popular Joomla! extension that offers WYSIWYG document processing and editing tools.
Incapsula for Joomla! eliminates these types of attacks, and the release offers an easier integration with the Web CMS.
Before the release, Incapsula could only be set up directly through the company, and so the integration will make it a bit simpler for Joomla! admins, developers and resellers to manage their security systems.